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  • Description

    Woodblock print. Sumo wrestler, possibly Shakagatake Kumoemon, dangling a small girl from one finger.

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  • Date

    • 1770 (circa)
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  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        Koryusai, Isoda
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      • Inscription Comment

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      • Inscription Position

        top left
      • Inscription Content

        身丈六尺八寸 掌九寸五分 足裏壹尺三寸 力五人増リ 目方三拾八貫目余 一度ニ飯三升ヲ食
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Mitake roku shaku hassun, tenohira kyu sun go bu, ashi-ura isshaku san sun, chikara gonin fueri, mekata sanju-hachi kanme amari, hitotabi ni meshi san masu o kurau.
      • Inscription Translation

        Height: 6 shaku, 8 sun [around 206 cm]; palm: 9 sun, 5 bu [around 28.5 cm]; soles of feet: 1 shaku, 3 sun [around 40.3 cm]; strong as 5 men; weight: 38 kanme [around 142.5 kg]; at one sitting eats 3 masu [5.4 l] of rice.
      • Inscription Comment

        Wrestler's statistics
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016 January –2016 April, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'

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Woodblock print. Sumo. The wrestler Shaka-ga-hata dangling small girl from one finger. Nishiki-e on paper.

Woodblock print. Sumo. The wrestler Shaka-ga-hata dangling small girl from one finger. Nishiki-e on paper.

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